Inter-Christian relations

16.07.2016 20:01

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue”

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue” The Churches in Europe working group held a meeting as part of the forum on the theme “The Role of Youth in Forming the Future of Society and Churches in Russia and Germany”.
08.07.2016 10:27

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of Urbi et Orbi Catholic foundation On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with a delegation the Catholic foundation Urbi et Orbi led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine, at the DECR.
07.07.2016 19:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences to Primate of the Coptic Church over the murder of priest Rafael Moussa His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed his compassion and support to the relatives and spiritual children of Father Rafael.
22.06.2016 23:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s letter on the occasion of the terrorist attack in Qamishli His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
03.06.2016 11:32

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg

The St. Petersburg Russian-German forum’s working group ‘Churches in Europe’ meet in Hamburg The Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Forum’s met for its regular session on May 30-31, 2015, in Hamburg.
23.05.2016 22:00

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour takes place on the occasion of the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill A reception on the occasion of the forthcoming Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
20.05.2016 18:17

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR

Board of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee meets at the DECR A meeting of the Board of the founding Churches of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee (CICC) met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) in Moscow on May 20, 2016.
20.05.2016 18:07

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow

First meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East takes place in Moscow On 18 May 2016, the first meeting of the Commission for Dialogue Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
19.05.2016 19:47

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place

Grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations takes place On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow.
20.04.2016 19:29

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy On 20 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered a lecture in the assembly hall of the Moscow Theological Academy, in which he focused on the meeting that had taken place between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in…
16.04.2016 23:41

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2).
16.04.2016 23:37

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement At its session on April 16, 2016, in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, heard His Holiness’s report on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No.…
13.04.2016 13:25

Church-state delegation visits Syria

Church-state delegation visits Syria A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N.…
11.04.2016 15:33

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain On 9 April 2016, during his archpastoral visit to Spanish parishes, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese celebrated the lesser consecration of church premises of a newly established parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the city of Alicante.
09.04.2016 11:44

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians On April 6-7, 2016, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church launched activities in Lebanon and Syria to support Christians in distress. As is known, the tragedy in the Middle East, which has affected people of various Christian confessions and other groups of the population and raised the…
06.04.2016 11:16

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh…
31.03.2016 16:07

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend the commemoration of Brussels terror attacks victims

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend the commemoration of Brussels terror attacks victims On 28 March 2016, over 1200 people gathered at the Catholic Cathedral of Ss Michael and Gudula in Brussels to commemorate the victims of the airport and metro terror attacks and to express solidarity with all those whom the tragedy has affected.
29.03.2016 16:30

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Joint press release of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have come out as initiators and organizers of a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow.
27.03.2016 19:30

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches, including Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church…
27.03.2016 19:29

Paschal greetings of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Paschal greetings of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent Paschal greetings to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches, including Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the…
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